Silver Hill Plantation Sampit River Georgetown County
- Location Sampit River, Georgetown County
- Origin of name ?
- Other names Mount Pleasant
- Current status Part of Friendfield Plantation
- ? Earliest known date of existence
- Circa 1727 James Withers owned Silver Hill Plantation (5, p. 541).
- ? At James Withers's death, his wife Mary Cartwright Withers was to retain the property then it passed to their son Francis Withers at her death (5, p. 541).
- 1771 Francis Withers died leaving the plantation to his infant son Robert Francis Withers (5, p. 542).
- 1794 House built (1, p. 10)
Robert Francis Withers constructed the plantation's house. It was still standing in 1995 (1, p. 10).
- 1827 Robert Francis Withers died. His sons preceded him in death and Robert's cousin Francis Withers became owner of Silver Hill Plantation. Francis Withers also owned neighboring Friendfield Plantation and folded Silver Hill into Friendfield (5, p. 543).
- Number of acres ?
- Primary crop Rice (1)
- There were two slave streets on the plantation which contained 33 cabins in 1811. Six cabins remained standing in 1872 and all were gone by 1995 (1, p. 12).
- Number of slaves ?
- The house had fallen into disrepair and was fully restored 1998-2000 (4).
References & Resources
- National Register of Historic Places
Nomination form for Friendfield Plantation - PDF - submitted in 1995
Photographs, architectural overview
- N. Jane Iseley and William P. Baldwin, Lowcountry Plantations Today (Greensboro, NC: Legacy Publications 2001)
- George C. Rogers, Jr., The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina (Spartanburg, SC: Reprint Company, 1990)
Order The History of Georgetown County, South Carolina
- 2012 Real estate listing information about the Silver Hill house - contributed by Pamela Bohnenstiehl.
- Suzanne Cameron Linder and Marta Leslie Thacker, Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River (Columbia, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 2001)
Order Historical Atlas of the Rice Plantations of Georgetown County and the Santee River